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Visiting Curatorial Initiative: cross-meeting 1
22.02.2006– 24.02.2006

This meeting series aim to establish a new network for curatorial developments in South-Eastern Europe by activating projects in Macedonia. This network includes regional institutions and professionals in the field of visual art and culture and is expected to create mutually operating channels. In line with this same goal, the Visiting Curatorial Initiative programme of press to exit project space aims to stimulate and support researches and realizations of new curatorial projects by emerging and established international and local curators. Following the first part of her curatorial residency in 2005, Basak Senova is now monitoring two exhibitions which were developed by Macedonian curators as part of her curatorial workshop, as well as collaborating with press to exit project space to initiate cross-meeting series.

cross-meeting 1 will be a two-day gathering (with open and closed sessions) in Skopje. Its purpose is to enhance various types of collaborative projections, making lead way to a series of presentations, meetings and discussions. This year the partners of the meeting are NOMAD (Istanbul, Turkey), EXIT Gallery (Peja, Kosovo ), < rotor > Gallery (Graz, Austria) and press to exit project space (Skopje, R. Macedonia). The participants are Margarethe Makovec, Basak Senova, Erzen Shkololli, Yane Calovski, Biljana Tanurovska, Darin Angelovski, Hristina Ivanoska, Nebojsa Vilic, Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska and Elena Veljanovska.

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programme:


22.02.2006, 20.00 Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje
Session 1: Presentations
(open to public)


Margarethe Makovec (< rotor > Gallery, Graz, Austria)
Basak Senova (NOMAD, Istanbul, Turkey)
Erzen Shkololli (EXIT Gallery, Peja, Kosovo)
Yane Calovski (press to exit, Skopje, R. Macedonia)

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23.02.2006, 11.00- 16.00 press to exit project space office
Session 2: Meetings with Macedonian Curators presenting institutions, projects and artists
(closed session)


Nebojsa Vilic (Phd visiting professor at Faculty of Drama Arts in Skopje)
Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska (curator at Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje)
Elena Veljanovska (administrative assistant Cultural Centre Tocka)
Margarethe Makovec (< rotor > gallery, Graz, Austria)
Basak Senova (NOMAD, Istanbul, Turkey)
Erzen Shkololli (EXIT Gallery, Peja, Kosovo)
Yane Calovski, Biljana Tanurovska and Darin Angelovski (Press to exit, Skopje, R.Macedonia)
Hristina Ivanoska (Swiss Cultural Programme Macedonia)

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23.02.2006, 18.00- 21.00 press to exit project space office
Session 3: Meetings with partners
(closed session)


Margarethe Makovec (< rotor > gallery, Graz, Austria)
Basak Senova (NOMAD, Istanbul, Turkey)
Erzen Shkololli (EXIT Gallery, Peja, Kosovo),
Yane Calovski, Biljana Tanurovska and Darin Angelovski (Press to exit, Skopje, R.Macedonia)
Hristina Ivanoska (Swiss Cultural Programme Macedonia)

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press to exit project space
Office space: Vasil Gjorgov 28/4, Skopje, Macedonia
Gallery space: Maksim Gorki 19, Skopje, Macedonia
www.pro-helvetia.org.mk/presstoexit

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press to exit
project space is supported by Swiss Cultural Program South East Europe and Ukraine.